The Village Nuts are kicking off the new year with the January Home Tour. Carol Casen has, unfortunately, had to withdraw from the tour this year, so we will be visiting 3 houses on January 12th. The startup has been postponed, giving everyone a chance to sleep in

and have a leisurely breakfast before meeting at Jim and Betty Strapp’s in Gahanna at 10:00. The second stop on the tour will be Maggie Clark’s in Mt. Gilead, and the final stop will be at Nancy Brogle’s in Powell. Directions can be found on page 4.

Village Nuts January Tour

The Village Nuts

The Towne Crier

Upcoming Events

¨ January Tour—Saturday january 12, 2008

¨ Ronald McDonald House Teardown—Date TBD

Central Ohio Department 56 Collectors Club

January, 2008—Late Edition

September Road Rally

By Leigh Wolf

On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning 5 Village Nuts met at the Bob Evans Restaurant for breakfast to begin our day. We met with 3 more members at our first stop – miniaturist Linda Patterson. What a treasure of tiny items! Her home has 3 rooms of just about anything and everything you can imagine.

Linda has been invited to our Home Tours this year and is looking forward to meeting the rest of us and seeing just how some of our purchases will be used.

We traveled on to the Curio Cabinet and observed how their store and displays have changed since the new ownership. This is the first I myself have seen any of the new items for this years’

collections. We then stopped for lunch at La Chatelain in Worthington and had a short meeting. Our final stop for the Road Rally was Roush Hardware in Westerville. I myself spent lots of money along the day and had a wonderful time. It’s great to meet the owners of some of our Associate Dealers and show them appreciation for what they give to and do for our club.

Ronald McDonald House

The Village Nuts got together on the 17th of November to set up the displays for Ronald McDonald house. There was a good showing of volunteers this year, with Deborah, Leigh,  Nancy Brogle, Jim, Betty, Dick, Penney and Marc all pitching in. The group started to gather at RMH around 9:00, and thanks to the RMH staff, the three display cases were already up and in position. Jim, Dick and Marc did the Liftin’ and Totin’ while the ladies handled the creative aspects of the display. Deborah took on

one of the display cases, Leigh and Nancy another and Penney tackled the third. Betty and the guys  provided support  by bringing houses, trees and accessories to each of the cases.

Despite the best of intentions, the setup ran a bit past the OSU-Michigan kickoff, but thanks to the many televisions at RMH, none of the action was missed.

Thanks to all who participated. We look forward to a good team to help tear down the displays in January. More pictures here.

Christmas Trivia

The custom of gift-giving on Christmas dates only to Victorian times. Before then it was more common to exchange gifts on New Year's Day or Twelfth Night (January 5, the twelfth day after Christmas and the eve of the Epiphany)

Inside this Issue

September meeting

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Gad’s Hill Place

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December Tour

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Ronald McDonald House Teardown

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Associate Dealers

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January Tour Directions

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